Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Illness

Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Illness2018-12-12T14:56:14-05:00

Disease doesn’t just happen—it’s a work of art! 

It takes a lot of things to go wrong to manifest as a chronic illness.  Healing is reversing this process.

Think of your health as a bucket.

We were given a bucket at birth that signifies our genetic ability to adapt and detoxify. If our bucket overflows we develop a chronic illness.The key to healing is to reduce the total load inside our buckets.

What fills our buckets?

  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress
  • Toxins

What can you expect?

  1. A detailed information-gathering session looking for suspected root causes of illness
  2. A thorough laboratory assessment of metabolism, hormones, nutritional status and inflammation
  3. A customized plan for achieving improved health using nutrition, lifestyle and any modalities that Dr. Karney thinks may help you
  4. Continual re-evaluation of your stage in the healing process with adjustments made as necessary
  5. Healing takes time—reaching your full healing-potential can a take year or more, but if you are on the right track, noticeable improvements should be felt within 4-6 months
  6. Please see “Initial and Ongoing Treatment” page for more information

What is expected of you?

  1. Honesty
  2. You must be ready, willing and able to make changes

Dr. Karney works with her patients to identify and remove the underlying root cause of disease.

This type of medicine requires an honest partnership between physician and patient.

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